PHP < 5.3.11 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58966
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Synopsis

The remote web server uses a version of PHP that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

According to its banner, the version of PHP installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.3.11, and as such is potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- During the import of environment variables, temporary changes to the 'magic_quotes_gpc' directive are not handled properly. This can lower the difficulty for SQL injection attacks. (CVE-2012-0831)

- The '$_FILES' variable can be corrupted because the names of uploaded files are not properly validated.
(CVE-2012-1172)

- The 'open_basedir' directive is not properly handled by the functions 'readline_write_history' and 'readline_read_history'.

- The 'header()' function does not detect multi-line headers with a CR. (Bug #60227 / CVE-2011-1398)

Solution

Upgrade to PHP version 5.3.11 or later.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?e81d4026

https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=61043

https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=54374

https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=60227

https://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=134626481806571&w=2

http://www.php.net/archive/2012.php#id2012-04-26-1

http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.3.11

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58966

File Name: php_5_3_11.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 5/2/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: php_version.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-0831

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:php:php

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 4/26/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/9/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1398, CVE-2012-0831, CVE-2012-1172

BID: 51954, 53403, 55297